• Tennessee defensive lineman arrested

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    Tennessee defensive lineman Andrew Butcher was arrested for public intoxication and underage drinking, according to multiple reports. "University of Tennessee freshman football player was 'running around' Interstate 40, near James White Parkway, on Sunday when officers arrested him for public intoxication," court documents said. Butcher, 18, "had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech, and was unsteady on his feet when they spotted him around 1:45 p.m." Butcher (6-foot-2, 257) is a four-star recruit out of Alpharetta, Ga., who arrived at Tennessee this fall. Butcher wasn't listed on Tennessee's two-deep roster for the Volunteers' season opener against Bowling Green on Saturday. Butcher's status is unknown for the game against Bowling Green. The Volunteers are already going into the season opener with several injuries to key players, including season-ending injuries to offensive linemen Marcus Jackson and Austin Sanders. Tennessee plays OU in Knoxville on Sept. 12

  • Del City QB Terry Wilson invited to Semper Fidelis All-America Game

    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Verbally committed to Nebraska, Wilson threw for 2,856 yards with 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season.

  • Sooners surprise with depth chart

    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Jason Kersey provides some thoughts about OU's first depth chart headed into Week 1 against Akron. There were a couple surprises.

  • Carlson: Inside a Cowboy linebacker's comeback story

    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    During a week when you'll hear lots of coaches and players talk about how excited they are — it's finally time to play some games! — no one is more pumped than Devante Averette.

  • Joe Mixon's highly anticipated debut only a few days away

    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Mixon makes his highly anticipated college football debut Saturday evening, when Oklahoma opens the 2015 season on Owen Field against Akron.

  • OSU football notebook: Gundy details how the Cowboys landed former UAB tackle Victor Salako

    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    A veteran of 23 starts in two seasons at UAB, Salako became available as an immediate-eligible transfer when the school made the decision to drop football last winter – a decision that has since been reversed.

  • Big 12 football notebook: Briles not feeling pressure after Ukwuachu conviction

    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Briles said he hasn’t addressed the situation with his team, though said his players were “very aware” of what was going on.

  • Central Michigan’s wild fourth-quarter comeback in 2014 Bahamas Bowl loss puts Cowboys on notice

    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    “They’ve gotta have confidence,” OSU offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich said, “the guts it takes to come back anytime you’re down by that much at halftime. You’ve got to be able to lean on one another and be a good team."

  • APTOPIX Barclays Golf Trump

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, stops to take a photograph with Jim Tranz, of Port Charlotte, Fla., as he walks with a crowd during the final round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Edison, N.J.

  • Daly back on course a day after collapsing in Mississippi

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — John Daly was out of the hospital and playing golf again Sunday less than 24 hours after he was stricken on the course with what he says was a collapsed lung. The two-time major champion was taken by ambulance to Baptist Medical Center on Saturday after he collapsed on the 18th tee during an outing at Deerfield Country Club. Daly said doctors ran tests and X-rays but found no other serious problems besides the lung. "I was having a great time and then suddenly — boom — I'm falling down while on the 18th tee and the next thing I know I'm in an ambulance," Daly said. "It was scary." But Daly was back at Deerfield on Sunday, smoking cigarettes on the clubhouse patio while mingling with some of th

  • Justin Wilson's brother holds no anger over accident

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Stefan Wilson was spotting for his brother in last year's Indianapolis 500 when a crash in front of Justin Wilson sent debris flying at the British driver. The broken parts and pieces covered Wilson's car like a cloud, creating so much damage his race ended. "But he had not a scratch on him," Stefan Wilson said Sunday. That crash in 2014 has helped the Wilson family as it struggles to understand what happened. Wilson died Monday, a day after he was struck in the head by debris from another driver's car. "It sounds weird, but there's no one to blame," Stefan Wilson said before the IndyCar season finale at Sonoma Raceway. "I looked at it, and it's so freak, there's no one to be angry with.

  • Brian Harman makes 2 aces at Barclays

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Brian Harman made a hole-in-one twice Sunday in The Barclays, the first time that's happened on the PGA Tour in nine years. Harman hit a 7-iron from 184 yards on the third hole at Plainfield. On the final par 3, he hit 4-iron hybrid into the cup on the 14th hole. The last player with two aces in the same round was Yusaku Miyazato in the 2006 Reno-Tahoe Open. Harman needed both of them. Even with the aces, he closed with a 68. Both shots were going right at the hole the moment it left the club. He says he told the first to go in. When the ball was in flight on the second one, he said, "Make it two." He says he was "shocked." He adds: "They're just so rare.

  • OSU offensive linemen rally around new coach

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Most football players feel a connection with their position coach, and when they don’t, you usually know about it. But in my almost 40 years of covering football, I’ve detected that the greatest affinity for their coach usually comes from offensive linemen. Maybe that’s because O-linemen are the furthest from the spotlight and develop cocoon-type mentality. Maybe it’s because there are few pretty boys on the offensive line, even fewer pretty boys coaching offensive line, and they bind together. In any event, keep that in mind. But new OSU offensive line coach Greg Adkins seems to have the quick respect and admiration from his players. It doesn’t hurt that Adkins came from the NFL.

  • Pieters wins Czech Masters for 1st European Tour victory

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Thomas Pieters shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the Czech Masters by three strokes for his first European Tour victory. Pieters overcame a bad start with a double bogey on the third hole by making four birdies the rest of the way to hold off Pelle Edberg of Sweden. The 23-year-old Belgian finished with a 20-under 268 at the Albatross Golf course near Prague. "To be a European Tour winner it's an amazing feeling right now,"Pieters said. "Right now it means everything, you work for it all year long, up till now my whole life. I played really well after making an early double." Edberg shot a 71 after mixing three birdies with two bogeys, with Matthew Fitzpatrick of England another sh

  • BRIEF: Allcorn wins San Angelo Open

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    SAN ANGELO — Former Abilene High and Baylor golfer Bill Allcorn won the Adams Pro Gold Tour San Angelo Open on Saturday, topping B.J. Staten by three strokes at Bentwood Country Club. Allcorn shot 22-under-par 266 for the 72-hole event with rounds of 67, 66, 68 and 63. Allcorn and Staten entered the final round tied for the lead at 13-under. After a bogey on the first hole, Allcorn bounced back with birdies on the second, fifth and sixth. After making the turn at 3-under for the round, Allcorn took control on the back nine. He moved to 4-under for the day with a birdie on No. 11, then pulled away with a closing stretch of birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie-par over the final five holes.

  • Radio TV Sunday 8-30-15

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Radio Sunday Major League Baseball 3 p.m. — Cardinals at Giants, KCRC (1390 AM) 7 p.m. — Cubs at Dodgers, KCRC (1390 AM) TV Sunday Major League Baseball Noon — Lunch with the Rangers, FOX Sports Noon — Royals at Rays, Channel 73 Noon — Red Sox at Mets, TBS 2 p.m. — Orioles at Rangers, FOX Sports 3 p.m. — Cardinals at Giants, Channel 73 7 p.m. — Cubs at Dodgers, ESPN College Football 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. — OU Sooner Football with Bob Stoops Season Preview, FOX Sports 8 p.m. — Replay of OU Sooner Caravan, FOX Sports 9 p.m. — Oklahoma Season Preview, FOX Sports 9:30 p.m. — Oklahoma State Season Preview, FOX Spo

  • Outdoors notebook: Hunter sight-in days set Sept. 19-20 at OKC Gun Club

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Gun Club will hold its annual sight in days for hunters on Sept. 19 and 20. The club's Benchrest range will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. so hunters can sight in their rifles for the upcoming hunting seasons. The price will be $5 per gun. Eye and ear protection must be worn. Members of the OKC Gun Club will be on hand to assist shooters. The OKC Gun Club is located north of Arcadia near the intersection of Sorghum Mill and Anderson roads. Signs will be posted directing people to the Benchrest range. WATERFOWLERS CAN APPLY FOR WASHITA HUNTS The Washita National Wildlife Refuge near Butler is now accepting applications for its goose and sandhill crane

  • Dove season opens Tuesday and the shooting will be hot and heavy

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    On Tuesday morning, somebody will call their local police department, sheriff's office or game warden and want to know what all the commotion is about. Robert Fleenor, head of law enforcement for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, said it happens somewhere in Oklahoma every year on the opening day of dove season. “You will get calls from people about all the shooting,” he said. “They think a war is going on somewhere. We patiently explain to them that it's the opening day of dove season and folks are trying to shoot them a dove.” Dove season opens Tuesday statewide, a day eagerly awaited by hunters since the last hunting season ended months ago. Dove season marks the beginning of the hunting

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Youth hunting program filling a void

    By George Edwards For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    As board member and southeast region director of the Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program, I've seen the difference it can make in young people's lives. Since its inception more than seven years ago, the Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program has introduced hunting and the outdoors to children who never would have experienced it otherwise. Many people never learn to hunt because they never had a mentor. The Oklahoma Youth Hunting Programs provides those mentors to kids who grow up in non-hunting families and never get the opportunity. Hunting can confidence in youth and give them a sense of accomplishment. By participating in the Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program, kids learn new skills and make new friends. During the special youth

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Bolsinger powers Dodgers past El Paso

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    EL PASO, Texas — The Oklahoma City Dodgers defeated 4-1 the El Paso Chihuahuas on Saturday in Pacific Coast League action. Mike Bolsinger was dominant for the Dodgers on his way to winning his third game of the year. Bolsinger struck out 11 El Paso hitters and only allowed two walks and three hits through seven innings. O'Koyea Dickson gave Bolsinger a 1-0 lead with a home run in the third inning. In the top of the fifth, following a leadoff double from Scott Schebler, Bolsinger took matters into his own hands and knocked an RBI single to right field to score Schebler and make it 2-0. Ronald Torreyes and Corey Seager would score two more in the eighth after Bolsinger's exit.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Danni Konig ties league record

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC on Saturday defeated the Austin Aztex, 2-0, in front of 6,089 fans at Taft Stadium. Energy forward Danni Konig scored in the 88th minute to make it 2-0, and the goal put the Danish striker in the record books. Konig is now tied with Orlando City's Kevin Molino for the USL record for goals scored in a single season with 20. Konig took a pass from Energy midfielder Chuy Sanchez at the top of the box and fired a missile of a shot past Austin goalkeeper Cody Laurendi. Konig had a chance to become the all-time leading scorer for a single season in stoppage time. The Energy had a break, and Konig had the ball all alone with just the keeper to beat. But Konig passed it to Daniel Gonzalez.

  • Daly Collapse Golf

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2015 file photo, John Daly hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the pro-am round for the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The 49-year-old Daly was playing in a small, local tournament at Deerfield Golf Club in Jackson's northern suburbs.

  • What life was like for Billy Donovan after his national titles at Florida

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    The job was just about perfect. And for Billy Donovan, the timing couldn't have been better. It was June 2007. The Orlando Magic offered a breeze of a transition being only two hours south of Donovan's Gainesville, Fla. home, a roster powered by an up and coming center named Dwight Howard who, at just 22, already was an All-Star and a franchise that would reach the NBA Finals within the next two seasons. That April, Donovan had steered Florida to its second consecutive national championship, becoming the first college basketball coach in 15 years to win back-to-back titles. He did it with a loaded team that churned out three future NBA lottery picks: Al Horford, Joakim Noah and Corey Brewer.

  • BRIEF: OU basketball: Former Sooners commit Payton Pritchard picks Oregon

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Payton Pritchard, a 2016 point guard prospect out of West Linn, Ore., has verbally committed to Oregon. ESPN.com reported the commitment. Pritchard initially committed to Oklahoma in November, but announced that he was reopening his recruitment July 6. Pritchard was also considering Michigan and Kansas. "I wanted to stay in the state, and I have a great relationship with Coach (Dana) Altman," said Pritchard, according to ESPN.com's report. Pritchard is the son of former Sooners football player Terry Pritchard. He is ranked as the No. 8 point guard in the 2016 class and No. 1 overall in Oregon by ESPN. ——— ©2015 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribun

  • Collected Wisdom with former OU basketball player Bill Dutcher

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Bill Dutcher Age: 72 Residence: Norman Bill Dutcher wrapped up another successful basketball season Saturday. As he's done for the past few years, the now 72-year-old Dutcher played in the Oklahoma Legends Alumni Game. For Dutcher, the game concludes his summer of traveling to fantasy camps around the country to play basketball. Dutcher walked on at OU in the early '60s after a successful high school career in Bartlesville, where he also played football and baseball. After he finished at OU, Dutcher joined the Navy for four years before getting a job as a reporter at The Oklahoman for about four months before leaving to enter public relations.

  • OU basketball: Buddy Hield steals the show at fifth annual Legends Alumni Game

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    NORMAN — Long after the fifth annual Legends Alumni Game was over, Buddy Hield remained on the court at Lloyd Noble Center, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans of all ages. There were plenty of Oklahoma legends that played or coached in the game — guys like Alvan Adams and Darryl “Choo” Kennedy among others. But there was no doubt who the star of the day was. “It was fun just being out here and seeing the old players,” Hield said. Hield, who is entering his senior season, decided to stay with the Sooners for one final season, hoping for not only an improved body of work for NBA scouts but also to make a Final Four before his time in Norman is done.

  • Daly collapses on course in Mississippi, taken to hospital

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The 49-year-old Daly was playing in a small, local tournament at Deerfield Golf Club in Jackson's northern suburbs. Daly's friend, Billy Allen, who was with Daly at the hospital, said the two-time major champion's vital signs were good but doctors were checking on possible injuries to his ribs and fingers. Deerfield club pro Leigh Brannan, who was at the tournament, said Daly was having trouble with the heat and had some difficulty breathing before being taken to the hospital. Temperatures were near 90 degrees in the Jackson area. "He was struggling pretty badly right before he collapsed,"

  • Ryan Palmer deals with loss of dad with high-quality golf

    Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    EDISON, N.J. — In his own way, Ryan Palmer already has won. He has held the shock, the grief, the tears at bay following the death last week of his father in a one-vehicle accident. He prevailed over his own sad thoughts by driving to the Plainfield Country Club for The Barclays every day and finding his haven on the course. He also has put himself into contention to earn his fourth PGA Tour victory, which he thinks would be a fine tribute to the late Butch Palmer, 71. “When I get inside the ropes, I get those four hours to not think a whole lot about it and try to play golf with some peace and comfort,” the son said after he shot a 5-under-par 65 to finish the third round at 9 under, two strokes behind co-leaders Sang-